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  • Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about life, career

    Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about life, career

    By Graduate School
    Graduate School
    Published: May 21, 2010

    Alumnus and Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about his time in Austin and the social and political background of his career as a writer in South Africa in the 1970s. Coetzee, who earned a doctor’s degree in 1969 from The University of Texas at Austin, is an acclaimed novelist, academic and literary critic.

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      Michael Wilson said on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
      He does not say, nor does he seem to imply, that one of the reasons that the censors found his books to be safe was that they were more or less in accessible intellectually to the underclass majority. It is all too fitting that their racist ideology and consequent underestimation of the underclass majority led, in no small part, to their undoing.
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      Carol Anglin said on March 30, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.
      How can I get the entire talk to play? I just get about 30 seconds of it. Thanks